Top March Madness betting sites favor Creighton over SD State when the Creighton Bluejays and the San Diego State Aztecs play one another on Sunday in NCAA Tournament Elite Eight college basketball action at KFC Yum! Center.
Creighton has a 24-12 record on the season. They are coming off a Sweet 16 win against Princeton. San Diego State has a 30-6 overall record this season. The Aztecs are coming off an upset of Alabama in their Friday tournament game.
Creighton Bluejays vs. San Diego State Aztecs Odds
- Date: Sunday, March 26th, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM (EST)
- Venue: KFC Yum! Center
- Line from MyBookie.ag:
|Creighton||-2 (-110)||134½ (-110)||-130|
|San Diego State||+2 (-110)||134½ (-110)||+110|
Creighton is slightly favored at the best online sportsbooks. They managed a 20-11 record in the course of the regular season. The Bluejays would go on to defeat Villanova before they lost to Xavier in the Big East Tournament.
In the March Madness Tournament, Creighton defeated NC State in the First Round and bested Baylor in the Second Round. In the Friday tournament game versus Princeton, the Bluejays were leading 47-43 by the halftime break.
Following a 39-32 second half, Creighton ended up with an 86-75 win. Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds. Baylor Scheierman scored 21 points and grabbed nine boards. The Bluejays are being coached by 13th-year head coach Greg McDermott. They play their home games at the CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. They are members of the Big East Conference.
Betting SD State
The San Diego State Aztecs are 1.5-point underdogs at top sports betting sites. They went on to finish off the regular season with a 24-6 record overall. The Aztecs then defeated Colorado State, San Jose State and Utah State in the Mountain West Tournament.
Thus far, San Diego State has beaten Charleston, Furman and Alabama in the national tournament. On Friday against Alabama in the Sweet 16 round, the Aztecs would go into the second half with a 28-23 lead. San Diego State kept things rolling with a 43-41 run from there and ultimately won 71-64. The leader in scoring was Darrion Trammell with 21 points plus five rebounds.
The Aztecs are led by sixth-year head coach Brian Dutcher. They play their home games at Viejas Arena. They are members of the Mountain West Conference.
Creighton Bluejays vs. San Diego State Aztecs Pick
We are going to take a chance on San Diego State. One could make a case either way, however. The Aztecs enjoyed a 42-16 run in the last 11 minutes of the Alabama game. They were making the key shots when they needed to make them as a result of a timely offensive effort.
It was truly the first time that San Diego State had been challenged in this national tournament. They managed to hang around with the top-ranked Crimson Tide and would eventually get the win. The Aztecs were shooting a spotty 13-of-22 from the line and were out-rebounded 52-48 (20-17 on offensive rebounds). They also posted 12 TOs along the way.
Creighton, on the other hand, were able to hold off a game Princeton team in their Friday contest. The Bluejays have been logging 72 or more points in 6 of their last 7 games. They should be able to post a big total here as well.
This is going to be one of the more intriguing matchups of this round. We like the Aztecs to cover the point spread established by the top sports betting sites and even win outright in a tight game. Should be a fun game to watch, though.
Let’s not forget either that SD State has revenge on its collective mind. The Aztecs finished the 2021–22 season with a 23–9 record (13–4 in Mountain West play) and finished in third place. In the Mountain West tournament, they beat Fresno State and Colorado State to make it through to the championship game, wherein they lost to Boise State.
The Aztecs received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament as the #8 seed in the Midwest Region, where they lost in the first round to none other than the Creighton Blue Jays.
Meanwhile, The Bluejays would finish the 2021–22 season with a 23–12 record (12–7 in Big East play) and finished in fourth place. As the #4 seed in the Big East tournament, they would defeat
Marquette and Providence, before they lost to Villanova in the Championship game.
They earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament as the #9 seed in the Midwest Region, where they took care of San Diego State in the first round before they lost to Kansas in the second round.